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Amid positive trends, leaders tackle youth violence (Live Oak, CA): Ninth-graders in Santa Cruz County feel safer in school, are less likely to have been suspended and are less likely to be involved in gangs than a few years ago, a recent state study suggests.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 24, 2012
McCarthy questioned about fighting city violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy got grilled Wednesday by some Chicago alderman on how police will fight violence in the city. As McCarthy and the department's top brass came to City Hall to talk budget, the pressure was on for the city's top cop to explain a murder rate that has gone up 22 percent compared to last year.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: October 24, 2012
New law helps with gang prosecution (Chicago, IL): Gangs in the Chicago area have evolved into multi-generational, tiered organizations, and now, thanks to new legislation, they can be prosecuted that way. Signed into law this past June by Gov. Pat Quinn, the "Street Gang RICO Act" gives attorneys in Illinois similar powers to the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Source: The Bugle Date: October 24, 2012
Sweep picks up 13 suspects linked to gang activity (Morgan Hill, CA): Morgan Hill police combined forces with area law enforcement agencies to arrest 13 residents on a variety of charges during a parole and probation sweep targeting street gang activity last Friday.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: October 24, 2012
Gang task force on high alert after Pettaway Park shooting (Little Rock, AR): A young girl claims she was almost killed for wearing a blue bandana to a park Tuesday night, and police say her brother was beaten up by almost a dozen people and shot for trying to defend her. Little Rock police say this could very well be the result of gang activity.
Source: KARK 4 News Date: October 24, 2012
Beyond the hype, gangs are all about profit (Lebanon, TN): The Lebanon Police Department took over the the sanctuary in the Journey Church Tuesday evening to give locals a chance to get current on the subject of gangs. The free workshop explored what defines a gang, the different types of gangs, information about local gangs, the structure of gangs, why youth join gangs, early indicators of gang involvement for parents to be aware of and much more.
Source: The Lebanon Democrat Date: October 24, 2012
Gang activity leads to two arrests (Salinas, CA): Two men were arrested Tuesday following a call reporting they were yelling and flashing gang signs while driving in east Salinas, police said.
Source: The Californian Date: October 24, 2012
'Operation Strong Arm' nets 33 central Fla. gang members (Orlando, FL): Multiple law enforcement agencies announced they have filed charges and issued warrants against 33 people in central Florida on suspicion of gang activity.
Source: WESH 2 News Date: October 24, 2012
Chattanooga gang task force entering new phase (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Gang Task Force will ask the City Council to approve a contract to help with implementation of a comprehensive gang strategy.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 23, 2012
Gang map shows Lake View is home to 'Gangster Disciples' (Chicago, IL): While Lake View is widely considered to be one of Chicago's safest neighborhoods, one of the community's better-known problem areas is now being linked to one of Chicago's largest and most deadly gangs.
Source: LakeviewPatch Date: October 23, 2012
Teen stabbed during gang-related fight near Sonoma (Sonoma, CA): An 18-year-old victim was assaulted in a gang-related stabbing Monday night in Sonoma County, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: October 23, 2012
Seattle-area gang investigation nets 33 arrests (Seattle, WA): The U.S. attorney in Seattle says a three-month, multi-agency investigation that targeted upper-level gang members in south Seattle and nearby communities has resulted in 33 arrests.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: October 23, 2012
With violent crime on the rise, Sheppard turns to familiar plan (Rochester, NY): Dismayed by a major spike in gang-related shootings this year, Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard on Tuesday said the department has reinstalled a proven strategy to break up the gangs and curb street violence.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: October 23, 2012
Gang member gets life in prison for killing L.A. sheriff's deputy (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday in the fatal shooting of an L.A. County sheriff's deputy in 2008 and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 23, 2012
Grand jury indicts two gang members (Stockton, CA): A grand jury has indicted two Sureño gang members in the murder of a Tracy man who was targeted for wearing a 49ers football jersey.
Source: The Record Date: October 23, 2012
Chicago's homicide rates slowing after violent summer spike (Chicago, IL): When the city's gang war intensified last spring, shootings became so frequent they sometimes seemed like a ghastly game of tennis, with each senseless attack followed by a vengeful response.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: October 23, 2012
Behind one of the most violent episodes in Calgary's gang war (Calgary, AB): Even in a bloody conflict responsible for killing at least 25 people — some of them innocent bystanders — Dec. 31, 2007 stands out for its violence.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 23, 2012
From the streets to cyberspace: What are the links between gang membership and Internet use? (Washington, DC): Gang members may be using the Internet to commit crimes – more so than non-gang members – according to a study published in October by JRSA Forum, the official newsletter of the Justice Research and Statistics Association. The study examined the crossover between gang-associated activities and Internet use.
Source: The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Date: October 23, 2012
15-year-old arrested in Tuesday night homicide, second suspect sought (Yakima, WA): A 15-year-old has been arrested, while a second suspect is still being sought in connection to Tuesday evening’s fatal shooting of a man near downtown Yakima.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 23, 2012
South Sacramento youth convicted of attempted murder (Sacramento, CA): When his sister took a punch in the face, gang member DeAngelo Holley decided to get revenge. Holley, now 17, was a member of the Gunz-Up gang, when his sister told him that she had been punched in the face during a dispute with some Guttah Boyz gang members at a house located on Newport Avenue in south Sacramento, said Shelly Orio, a spokeswoman with the Sacramento County District Attorney's office.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: October 22, 2012
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